Pomona stages music festival

The Dennis Sisters

For three days from 26 to 28 April Pomona will be filled with music and festivities for the Pomona Music Festival.

Held mostly at the Majestic Theatre the event will present bands, workshops, storytelling, poetry and even a silent film but the major emphasis will be on music and the ABC TV program, the Mix, will be there to record it happening.

Pomona Arts Inc secretary Joy Ringrose said there would be busking at the Pomona Market, morning workshops, and afternoon and evening stage performances by the best of our local, as well as other, bands. Food will also be available, and the bar will be open from noon.

Friday ’s stage performances start with Niq Reefman, an electro fusion gypsy artist, followed by a welcome to country, then the beautiful vocal harmonies of The Dennis Sisters, the Dave Flower Band, and finally the Barry Charles Band with a mixture of jazz, rock and blues.

On Saturday, after the ukulele and smudge stick making workshops, the midday silent film will start the theatre’s entertainment, followed by an eclectic series of bands and singers, starting the afternoon with The Loveys. In the evening The Strangest Dreamers will start the night with jazz, blues, and country. Next will be the quirky Bohemian Rogue, then to top off the night, rock to the sounds of Living in the ’70’s.

Sunday morning’s breakfast session in the garden will begin with a Poets Breakfast, with Ian McKay while the afternoon will be kicked off by the talented Andrea Kirwin, world-wide performer Stellarise, and Aspy Jones. The evening will feature the jazz and swing of the Noosa Concert Band, Skyeater, and finish with a jam session of the weekend’s performers.

For the full program visit the Pomona Music Festival Facebook page.

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